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Assistant Director of Admission - Nursing

Department of Nursing
William Jewell College
500 College Hill - Box 1002
Liberty, MO 64068

 

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Accelerated Track
  • RN/BSN
  • Transfer Students

Students may apply for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing as either a First-Year Direct-Entry or as a Transfer Student from another college or university. Students in nursing must meet college requirements for admission to William Jewell College in order to begin classes. Students apply for admission to the Department of Nursing following completion of two semesters of critical thinking and inquiry (CTI) and prerequisite courses. Applicants are considered for admission based on admission guidelines, grade point average and essay response.

Grade Point Average

  • Minimum grade point average of 2.7
  • Minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses

BSN Application Checklist
A completed application must be received by the deadline for priority consideration.

  • William Jewell College Application for Admission and Scholarship
  • Nursing Application Supplement  
  • Official High School and/or College Transcripts
  • ACT and SAT-I Test Scores
  • Personal Statement (see  Nursing Application Supplement)
  • Involvement Résumé
  • Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Reading and Language Comprehension (nominal fee) administered by the Department of Nursing.

 


Minimum requirements for admission to the BSN-AT program
Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • Baccalaureate (BA or BS) or higher degree from an accredited institution, completed prior to the start of classes for the applicant's respective cohort
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.7 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Grade of “C” or better in all Nursing prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the BSN-AT program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply while in the process of completing your prerequisite coursework.

  • Basic Psychology [PSY 211]
  • Pathophysiology [NUR 301]
  • Nutrition [NUR 311]
  • Microbiology with a lab [BMS 126/L]
  • Chemistry with a lab [CHE 113/L]
  • Anatomy with a lab [BMS 243/L]
  • Physiology with a lab [BMS 250/L]

 

BSN-AT Application Checklist

  • William Jewell College Application for Admission and Scholarship
  • Nursing Application Supplement 
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (academic or professional) that address the candidate's character and ability to complete an intensive course of study
  • Personal Statement (see  Nursing Application Supplement)
  • An Involvement Résumé detailing any community service/volunteering, healthcare, and/or employment experience
  • Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Reading Comprehension Test (nominal fee) administered by the Nursing Department
  • If you have postsecondary work from a foreign college or university, you must contact World Education Services (WES) at www.wes.org and request that a course-by-course evaluation of your postsecondary work be sent to William Jewell College. College credit may be awarded based on the evaluation provided by WES.
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For more information about the RN to BSN program or to apply, visit learnonline.jewell.edu.


Minimum requirements for admission to the RN-BSN program 
Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. 

  • Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Minimum GPA of 2.70
  • A grade of C or better in all courses
  • Verification of unencumbered state license to practice as a registered nurse (RN)
  • Criminal background check and drug screen
  • 12 consecutive months of RN experience in the last 24 months
  • Completed applications to the College and the Department of Nursing
  • Two references, one from current employer/supervisor
  • A passing grade on a pharmacology proficiency exam administered by the Department of Nursing
  • An interview with members of the nursing faculty 

Prerequisite courses (must be completed prior to beginning the RN-BSN program; note that the Associate Degree transcript will be evaluated for equivalency credit) 

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Written Communication
  • College Algebra or Calculus
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry with lab
  • Introduction to Microbiology with lab
  • Fundamentals of Nursing with lab and clinical
  • Adult Health Nursing with lab and clinical
  • Mental Health Nursing with clinical
  • Physical Exam/Health Assessment with lab
  • Mother/Baby/Pediatric Nursing with clinical
  • Human Anatomy with lab
  • Human Physiology with lab
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Human Pathophysiology 

RN-BSN Application Checklist 
*Note: A completed application file must be received by deadline for priority consideration. 

  • William Jewell College Transfer Student Application for Admission and Scholarship 
  • Nursing Application Supplement 
  • Official College Transcripts  
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from current manager/supervisor) that address the candidate’s character and likely ability to complete an online program 
  • Personal Statement (see  Nursing Application Supplement 
  • $25 Application Fee (waived for online application)  
  • A written summary of any community, volunteer or health-related experience  
  • Schedule a formal meeting with the Nursing Department  
  • Take the NLN Pharmacology test (nominal fee) administered by the Nursing Department. 
  • If you have postsecondary work from a foreign college or university, you must contact World Education Services (WES) at www.wes.org and request that a course-by-course evaluation of your postsecondary work be sent to William Jewell College. College credit may be awarded based on the evaluation provided by WES.
  • For more details on the RN to BSN program, visit learnonline.jewell.edu.

Minimum requirements for admission to the BSN program
Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.7or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Grade of “C” or better in all Nursing prerequisite and general education courses
  • Must have completed 24 or more transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university

A formal interview is required to determine admission status, and will be scheduled by the Department of Nursing in coordination with the student once all required transcripts and supplemental items are sent to:
Office of Admission
500 College Hill - Box 1002
Liberty, MO 64068

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the BSN program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply while in the process of completing your prerequisite coursework. Science coursework must have been completed within 10 years of the date of application, with Pathophysiology and Nutrition completed within 5 years of the date of application.

  • Basic Psychology [PSY 211]
  • Nutrition [NUR 311]
  • Microbiology with a lab [BMS 126/L]
  • Chemistry with a lab [CHE 113/L]
  • Anatomy with a lab* [BMS 243/L]
  • Physiology with a lab* [BMS 250/L]
  • Written Communication [CTI 102]
  • Math Model Building/Statistics [CTI 103]

*Please note: We do not accept a single course combining Anatomy and Physiology to fulfill both of the marked prerequisites. However, some consideration may be given to a student who has successfully completed two levels of combined Anatomy and Physiology for college-level credit. Approval must be given by the Registrar of William Jewell College as well as the Chair of the Department of Nursing. Submission of an official transcript containing the coursework in question is the first step required in determining eligibility.  

 

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